The two-time champion Vancouver Canadians can add another honour to their recent list of achievements. The city of Vancouver named Nov. 7, 2012 after the minor league baseball club and declared this past Wednesday “Vancouver Canadians Day.”
Mayor Gregor Robertson wore a black C’s ball cap and presented the club’s owners Jake Kerr and Jeff Mooney with a framed certificate. Canadians president Andy Dunn and general manager Jason Takefman were also at city hall for the presentation.
City officials held the ceremony in the mayor’s office. The public was not told about the proclamation and no press attended.
The C’s were recognized for their contribution to the city, notably their winning record as well as their commitment to youth sports.
Robertson said the C’s are “a vital part of the history and heritage of our city.”
“Through its foundation, the Canadians have enabled hundreds of young children to experience the character that being a part of a baseball team provides,” he said.
The Vancouver Canadians Baseball Foundation, through the Boys and Girls Club, hosted more than 300 kids at Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium this summer to play baseball. For many of the young players, this was their first time playing the sport.